The Freshwater Phil guide to Montreal shore fishing spots

Montreal's best shore fishing spots

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall time bass fishing with my kids

Despite my extremely busy work schedule, I was put on babysitting duty by the "big boss" with the kids being off school, so I took them fishing for a short 3 hour outing. With the quickly cooling water temps, I figured chasing bass and panfish would be the most efficient and productive use of our short window.

We got started around 10:30 AM, just after the thick morning fog had cleared. Avi hooked a pike on his first cast. The pike went straight into the weeds. After horsing it out, we noticed that it had completely swallowed his square billed crankbait. Avi didn't have a leader tied on, but we managed to land the pike. It cut the line as soon as I got it on shore. The pike was already bleeding badly before we landed it, but I managed to get the hooks out without much more damage.

Didn't take long for Eli to catch his first bass of the day on a spinnerbait:

The spinnerbait proved to be the hot lure, Eli caught a good 15 more bass or so, up to about 1.5 lbs. Not too shabby for a 6 year old. 

Chaya joined in on the action using worms to catch panfish, she managed to catch a nice bluegill sunfish hile Eli was fighting one of his bass. Gotta love double headers...

After catching more bluegills, Chaya got started on perch:

She eventually caught her first bass on a worm as well, but refused to take a picture with it for some reason. I guess she got a bit camera shy.

Final tally for the days was about 20 largemouth bass, 15-20 bluegill and perch, 1 pike, and 3 very happy kids!


agent013 said...

Where was this? I purchased your shore fishing spots listing and wish to know where you caught so many fish!

Freshwater Phil said...

This one is staying private ;)

Anonymous said...

is it still allowed to catch a bass around montreal or laval ?

Freshwater Phil said...

Yes, season is open until March in most areas around Montreal, then it closes from April to mid June.